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lancashire wedding photography by Joe Topping
Lancashire wedding photos by Joe Topping Photography

Lancashire has always been one of my favourite UK counties in the north-west. I was born in Ormskirk then lived in Burscough for a short period until moving to Southport, where I have lived most of my life. When I moved to Blackpool to study for my photography degree, I released my love for Lancashire’s culture and countryside. I’ve always been a rural kind of guy, the type of people you meet up north are just good people from my experience, and the closer I can get to yorkshire tea the better!

Reasons to get married in Lancashire

There are plenty of options when it comes to finding a wedding venue out in the country, as over 3/4 of Lancashire is classed as rural. Lancashire is the perfect location to tie the knot if you love the outdoors. You can enjoy fantastic views of rolling countryside and breath in the fresh air.

If you are lucky enough to live in West Lancashire, you have the choice of wedding venues both in-land or by the coast. Your wedding guests will have an easy time getting to your venue in most cases with major airports from Manchester and Liverpool not far away.

Ashfield House Wigan Wedding Photography
Ashfield House Wigan Wedding Photography

Some facts about Lancashire

Lancashire was established in 1183, it has a population of 1.4 million and the county covers over 3000 sq km – making it one of the largest shire counties in the UK.

J R R Tolkien was inspired by Lancashire whilst writing Lord of the Rings, which he wrote during his stay at Stonyhurst College in the Ribble Valley in the 1940’s.

Home of the Lancashire Hot Pot and Forrest of Bowland!

icon of lancashire rose

Lancashire’s emblem is the red rose of the house of Lancaster.

photograph of couple singing hymns at their wedding ceremony

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Towns in Lancashire that I serve: Burnley, Bamber Bridge, Lancaster, Lytham St Anne’s, Leyland, Chorley, Fulwood, Accrington, Skelmersdale, Morcambe, Nelson, Darwen, Fleetwood, Ormskirk, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Haslingden, Heysham, Clitheroe, Kirkham, Oswaldtwistle, Harwood, Cleveleys, Barnoldswick, Brierfield, Adlington, Longton, Burscough, Tarleton, Euxton, Freckleton, Warton, Coppull, Longridge, Whitworth, , Garstang, Rishton, Carnforth, and a few more! but there are too many to list as you can see. 

Check out these Wedding Venues near Lancashire!

Near Forest of Bowland, offers indoor or outdoor ceremonies. Beautiful gardens in the summer, orangery in the winter. Lovely rural wedding venue in the Ribble Valley. Accommodates small weddings in the Orangery and Cavalier Lounge.

A rustic barn and country house located in Scorton by the Forest of Bowland. The venue has a lot to offer, its rural, rich with history, plenty of natural elements. It has a boating lake, glamping areas that can sleep 20-25 people. It’s quite a unique wedding venue.

Based at Clitheroe Castle, a romantic wedding venue with friendly staff, lots to choose from on their menu. Plenty of great spots for photographs. They have discounts for midweek do’s and accommodate very small weddings

A country house based in Aughton, Lancashire, originally built as a private residence. It is licensed for ceremonies both indoor and outdoor, so everything can take place under one roof, ideal for winter weddings.

A country house in Wigan, Lancashire, with 15 guest bedrooms and accommodation for 130 guests during the ceremony and a 250 capacity for the evening. They cater to smaller weddings of less than 30 guests with their smaller reception rooms available for intimate weddings.

A grade II listed house in Lancashire, licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships for up to 135 guests. The woodland and landscaped gardens act as perfect backdrops for your photographs. They cater to small weddings from 12 guests.

Ashfield House Wigan Wedding Photography

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